#2
It'll sound a little hotter with a bit more edge, because the metal isn't there to interfere.

Covered, it's a rounder smoother tone.
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#4
^that

i done it and i love it.
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#5
Just to add on, do you know HOW to properly remove the cover?
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Yeah since I also put the cover on the humbucker.


ah, right.
okay then, enjoy. I like uncovered better to
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#8
In all my time of playing guitar, I've never heard a difference between covered and uncovered. Some people say that playing uncovered gives better treble response, but I've never heard a noticeable difference.

the metal does not interfere with the magnetic field either. I don't know where you heard that.
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In all my time of playing guitar, I've never heard a difference between covered and uncovered. Some people say that playing uncovered gives better treble response, but I've never heard a noticeable difference.


really? I know I have.
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You won't know the difference.
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#11
depending on the pickup and the amp being used.

it'll sound barely different ----> different.


you might get enough of a change just adjusting the height.

also be careful, some pickups need to be repotted after the solder is taken off and the cover is removed.
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#12
I've never heard of repotting pickups after taking the cover off.

Its only putting the covers on, wax potting prevents vibration of the covers leading to feedback and noise.
#13
plenty of guys screw it up and have to repot the pickup.
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#14
It's said that not having a cover will increase the sensitivity of your pickups output. But I'm not so sure. As long as the pole pieces are exposed you should have the same result. Which both covered and uncovered pickups have.
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#15
Well back in the days when covers were made of a different metal, it did a lot of difference, since that metal was very magnetic and affected the output.But one new ones you use new materials that doesn't, so the idfference is small. If I remember right.
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#16
hey gabe. ^

i noticed a bit of a difference with stock duncans. i think it was because the pups were stock and had "room for improvement".

i would imagine if the pickups were already pretty good taking off the cover would barely move the tone around at all.

the thing is, maybe im wrong but, there aren't a heck of a lot of stock covered pups to begin with.
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^Sure, but in theory it's not supposed to change, but yeah it might. But the difference is pretty small.
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#18
While on the subject, how do you properly remove the cover - I've noticed that the bottom of the cover is soldered to the pickup which leaves plenty of room for damaging the pickup if you don't have any clue what you're doing...
#19
desolder that glob, it holds on the cover.
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#20
i wouldn't simply for the hassle of cleaning wax off it
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desolder that glob, it holds on the cover.


Other than that is there anything else that would need to be done? I'm gonna be getting some Duncans in a few months so if its a big hassle to take them off then I won't bother, I'll just wait until I get the new pickups.

I want to take the covers off the ones I have now solely for cosmetic purposes - I like the way uncovered pickups look.
#22
like said there's going to be wax, you have to be really carefull not to mess up the wire under the wax or ribbon.

oh and dont pull out the pole pieces. you might have to adjust if yours has screws, or push on them while pulling up on the cover.
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#23
How would I go about removing one? Anyone got a webby that shows how?

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